Poppystamps: Give Thanks

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Morning, friends!  I'm so sorry for my lack of posts over the last week.  This is such a busy time of year, and I've been up to my eyeballs in everything from basketball and band practices to family photos and fall mixers.  Plus, my hubby was in Orlando, Florida, for the bulk of last week.  So, I was going at it all alone; but I'm here now, sharing a pretty, autumn, watercolor creation, which happens to be up on the Poppystamps blog today.  Enjoy!
I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of yellow and purple and splattering it with those same colors.  I then used both the Fall Leaf Collage and Majestic Maple dies to die-cut a number of maple leaves from the dried print; secured them, some with foam tape, as seen below, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, which had its top left corner rounded; and splattered them with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
A strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock was then anchored, along the right side of the card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with the "give thanks" sentiment, which was die-cut, from gold cardstock, with our Give Thanks Brushed die to complete the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Sunday Stamps' Challenge 139: Autumn Splendor.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Oatmeal (Wplus9); Elegant Eggplant (SU!); gold (Bazzill); watercolor (Canson Studio) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Big Shot (Sizzix); Fall Leaf Collage, Majestic Maple, & Give Thanks Brushed dies (Poppystamps)

8 comments:

Leslie said...

So pretty!! Those leaves are amazing!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING those leaves and the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous card with lovely leaves, Jinny...so pretty!!

Tracy said...

Oh boy do those leaves look cool. Great color choices and I love the pretty gold stitching. Hugs!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jinny, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love every thing about it! Those leaves are so beautiful! The stitching adds so much and the gold sentiment looks so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful leaves, and OMGosh, that stitching! Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these colors together and the watercoloring is just stunning!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!